There is nothing more comforting than a pot full of a warm and wonderful stew bubbling away on the stove, and I have a whole lot of beef and chicken stews on this site that I go back to time and again for just that reason. This particular recipe for spiced red wine beef stew is one that I pull out right around this time of year, because not only does it have all that wonderful beef stew thing going on, but it also includes cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg and red wine, and oh my my. It’s holiday perfect. It’s chilly evening perfect. It’s time…let’s make it!
We are swinging right into the heart of Christmas cookie season, and one of the many many varieties that will be filling up the cookie jar in our house will be these sweet and spicy chai spice cookies. Just like chai tea, when you take that first bite it will taste just like a wonderful, familiar sugar cookie. But a few seconds later, you will get a teeny pop of heat – those are the mixture of spices that mixed together make up chai. And if you think chai tea is delicious, wait until you taste it in a cookie!